Qureshi gives a lesson on kindness during COVID 19

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 1,342 total views,  1 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: Chairman and CEO of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi has called on cricket stakeholders to be kind and sharing during the current COVID 19 pandemic. The successful businessman made the comment as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Florida. He said: “We are all in this together and we must stand strong and help each other to get through this. The situation with the Coronavirus is not good at the moment and we are hoping to get through this. “We have…

English county cricket season to start on August 1

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 569 total views,  1 views today “The English county cricket season will start on August 1. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – The English county cricket season will start on August 1, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Monday. The format has still to be decided, although the ECB said this was “due to be agreed” by the 18 first-class counties in early July. Officials had previously announced that the inaugural edition of the Hundred franchise competition had been scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. The first Test between England and the…

Covid-19: No death on fourth day in a row in Scotland

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 1,367 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Pursuing a strategy to ‘eliminate’ coronavirus, Scotland first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday reported in Edinburgh that there was no new death for the fourth day in a row, while UK-wide figures released in London showed another low day-rise of 25 deaths. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to announce plans for a multi-billion-pound economic stimulus on Tuesday to recover from what he called a ‘disaster’ cased by the pandemic. Moves to ease lockdown and re-open economy from July 4 include abolishing quarantine…

No Indian visitor as Pakistan reopens Kartarpur Corridor after 3 months

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 877 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Pakistan on Monday reopened the Kartarpur Corridor more than three months after it was temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but no Indian pilgrim visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, a top official said. India temporarily suspended the pilgrimage and registration for the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan on March 16 in view of the coronavirus outbreak. “Pakistan today opened the Kartarpur Corridor. However, no Indian pilgrim visited it,” Evacuee Trust Property Board Deputy (ETPB) Director Imran Khan told PTI. The ETPB looks…

India bans 59 China-linked phone apps, orders companies to block them: Complete list

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 822 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ In a huge move, the central government on Monday decided to ban 59 mobile applications linked to China on grounds of national security. A formal order, asking phone companies to block the applications, was issued after weeks of discussions that started much before the Ladakh border standoff with China. But government officials told Hindustan Times that the deliberations were fast-tracked after June 15 violent scrap between soldiers at Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who had extended his complete…

Broad uses sports psychologist to prepare for Tests without fans

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 467 total views,  1 views today “Broad has spoken to a sports psychologist to prepare for matches behind closed doors. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – England pace bowler Stuart Broad has spoken to a sports psychologist to prepare for Test cricket’s return behind closed doors. England start a three-Test series against the West Indies in Southampton on July 8, but fans will be absent due to the coronavirus. Broad thrives on the tension of Test battles and, while he doesn’t think it will be impossible to shine in the silence of empty…

Coronavirus-depleted Pakistan cricket squad leave for England

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 399 total views,  1 views today “Pakistan cricketers Babar Azam (right), Imad Wasim (left) and Imam-ul-Haq (centre) arrive to check in at the Allama Iqbal International airport in Lahore before their departure for England. ©AFP” /> Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) – The Pakistan cricket squad left Sunday for their England tour without 10 players who had tested positive for coronavirus. Test skipper Azhar Ali said Pakistan the tourists were looking forward to playing in what will be some of the first Test matches since the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a global lockdown. “All the…

West Indies to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo for England Tests

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 242 total views,  1 views today Black Lives Matter” logos are being worn by Premier League players. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – The West Indies cricket team will wear “Black Lives Matter” logos on their shirts during next month’s Test series against England in a show of solidarity with the global movement. The tourists will follow the lead of English Premier League footballers during the three-Test series, which starts at the Ageas Bowl on July 8. The move comes after the death of African-American George Floyd in US police custody last month.…

India’s Menon becomes youngest elite umpire at 36

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 130 total views,  1 views today “Umpire Nitin Menon keeps watch as Zimbabwe’s Tinotenda Mutombodzi bowls against Sri Lanka in January 2020. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – India’s Nitin Menon, 36, on Monday became the youngest member of the International Cricket Council’s elite umpire list. Menon gave up playing cricket when he was 22 to start umpiring and has gradually moved up the rankings, officiating in three Tests, 24 one-day internationals and 16 Twenty20 matches. “My priority was to play for the country rather than umpiring,” said Menon, who played two matches…